Red epimedium, red barrenwort, bishop's hat Epimedium × rubrum Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red epimedium, red barrenwort, bishop's hat (Epimedium × rubrum) ep-ih-MEE-dee-um ex ROO-brum Genus: Epimedium Early in the season, the thin, heart-shaped leaves of this plant have a red tinge, which turns to bronze in fall. Plant red epimedium along a path, where its delicate foliage and tiny spring flowers can be admired. -Marty Hair, Regional Picks: Upper Midwest, Fine Gardening issue #127 Care: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Cut back the old foliage in late winter. Propagation: By division. Problems: No serious problems. Overview Height 6 in. to 12 in. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Spreads Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Spring, Spring Flower Color Primrose Yellow Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Edging, Ground Covers Style Woodland Garden Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Perennials Epimedium × rubrumView the discussion thread.